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Laker ski teams compete at Ottertail Nordic Invite

The Laker girls team gets to the first climb after the start of the Ottertail Nordic Invitational Tuesday at Spidahl's Skigaard in Erhard. Submitted photo

Aaron Oakes placed 22nd to lead the Detroit Lakes boys to a fourth place finish at the Ottertail Nordic Ski Invitational at Spidahl’s Skigaard in Erhard Tuesday.

Oakes finished in a time of 20:04, 25-seconds ahead of teammate Jacob Trout in 24th, followed by Jack Richards in 26th (20:44) and Ryan Bergum (21:25) and John Bergum (21:47) in 29th and 30th places, respectively.

Brainerd’s Evan Storbakken won the event for the second year in a row crossing the finish line in 15:18. Soren Dybing of Bemidji was the runner-up 14-seconds behind.

Casey Parks led the DL boys finishing in sixth place with a time ofc 17:43.

The Laker girls all competed on junior varsity.

The top four finishers were Katie McConkey (10th - 25:11), Madi Walz (11th - 25:46), Rena McLeod (14th - 27:20) and Luisa Walz (15th - 27:50).

Cameo Neumann won the JV girls race in a time of 19:16. The varsity girls race was won by Sadie Hamrin of Bemidji in 18:16.

Boys Team scores: 1-Bemidji 387, 2-Alexandria 366, 3-Brainerd 362, 4-Detroit Lakes 303, 5-Ottertail North 262;

Varsity race winner: Evan Storbakken Brainerd 15:18

2 Soren Dybing Bemidji 15:32

22 Aaron Oakes DL 20:04

24 Jacob Trout DL 20:29

26 Jack Richards DL 20:44

29 Ryan Bergum DL 21:25

30 John Bergum DL 21:47

Boys JV Individual results:

1 Kyle Vandertuin Alexandria 14:54

6 Casey Parks DL 17:43

16 Noah Borah DL 19:04

25 Leon Kaim DL 26:34

Girls: 1-Alexandria 386, 2-Bemidji 383, 3-Brainerd 365, 4-Ottertail North 170, 5-Detroit Lakes inc

Varsity race winner: Sadie Hamrin Bemidji 18:16

DL Girls Nordic Ski finishers:

Junior Varsity

10 Katie McConkey DL 25:11

11 Madi Walz DL 25:46

14 Rena McLeod DL 27:20

15 Luisa Walz DL 27:50

16 Taylor Brend DL 27:52

17 Maren Boban DL 28:13

18 Emma Teiken DL 28:16

19 Lexi Lundeen DL 28:17

Robert Williams

Sports Editor at the Detroit Lakes Tribune. Williams worked prior as the Sports Editor in Perham for the Focus, a Forum Communications newspaper, from 2010-14. 

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